When should you outsource to
a medical billing service? It can be a difficult decision to
outsource your billing to a service. It can feel like you are
loosing control of your money, but actually a good medical
billing service can maximize your earning potential and bring
in additional income.
Many times in a medical office the person in charge of the billing
doesn't know enough about medical billing or your specialty to bring in
the maximum allowed. It is also very common for the billing person
to not find the time to chase down unpaid or rejected
Maybe you are
opening your first practice and want to know what the advantages are of
outsourcing your billing. Some of the things you need to consider are:
- How large is your practice going to be?
- How many people will
you be able to hire when you start up?
- What are the most
important positions to fill first?
- Do you have the
investment capital to hire someone to do your medical billing in the
office. If you don't have the money to hire the staff you would like at
the beginning a service may be a good choice for you.
If you're going to start out with just one person helping you with a
variety of jobs, be aware of how much time is required to make sure all
your money is coming in from the insurance companies and patients. Its not
just a matter of sending out a bill. Aging reports must be run and
telephone calls must be made to insurance companies.
Medical billing is a time consuming job. If your employee has to keep the office running
smoothly as well, the billing job always seems to fall by the wayside and
it is much too important a job to let that happen.
you're thinking of hiring a medical billing service, be sure to check
into the service before signing. If you prefer to do your billing
in-house, and even if you have someone in mind for the job, be sure to
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